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Risk Management Guidelines

Learn about the steps that people at high risk for cancer can take to manage their risk and protect their health.

NCCN Guidelines for Risk Management for Men and Women with Lynch Syndrome

Guidelines for Women

  • Consider risk-reducing removal of ovaries and uterus upon completion of childbearing
  • Report any unusual uterine bleeding to health care provider immediately
  • Manage breast cancer risk based on family history alone

Guidelines for Men and Women

  • Colonoscopy at age 20-25 (or 2-5 years prior earliest colon cancer in the family) every 1-2 years
  • Consider gastric cancer screening by EGD every 3-5 years beginning at age 30-35 if there is a family history of gastric cancer and/or Asian ancestry
  • Consider annual urinalysis to beginning age 25-30
  • Annual physical and neurological exam


updated 11/8/16

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